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“I’ve told so many people that [Restaurant Guys Radio] is basically Car Talk for Food, and I mean that in the most positive way. I don’t know how often you guys listen to Car Talk but that’s quite a compliment.” >> Listen: hi | lo

--Charlie Trotter

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Jacqui Naylor

The Next Big Thing in Jazz

Jacqui Naylor has been called the "new voice of jazz" by Vogue. Jazz Times writes, "In the never-ending, 'next big thing' sweepstakes, bet on Jacqui Naylor." She is a tremendous and tremendously versatile singer songwriter with four albums to her credit, the most recent of which is called, Jacqui Naylor Live East / West recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland and Birdland in NYC.

Now what, you may ask, is the connection between Jacqui and The Restaurant Guys; and, why would she agree to come on our show? To the second question I have no answer, but as to the first...

There was a time when we would venture out to see live music performed ... at a reasonable volume ... in venues smaller than sports arenas. In these venues (we'll call them "joints") artists performed and we listened while we sipped our Manhattans or digested our Beefs Wellington. Music in such a venue (LIVE music, ORIGINAL music) was an intimate part of our lives and something we shared together like the cocktails and food.

I (Francis) have had the great good fortune to see Jacqui Naylor perform in similar settings on several occasions and, while each and every one of her albums is extraordinary, to see and hear her live is to have your heart broken several times in a single evening.

So on what may appear on the surface to be the flimsiest of pretexts, we welcome to the show Ms. Jacqui Naylor.

Podcast Date: 11/11/2005


The Restaurant Guys

Who Are The Restaurant Guys? Every week, Francis Schott and Mark Pascal host the Restaurant Guys, a show that's as informative as it is fun. Francis and Mark own Stage Left Restaurant in the heart of New Brunswick's theatre district, and, along with their expertise in a wide range of fine dining and wine matters, they bring to the table humor and intelligent conversation, perfect for the midday listener. The show includes discussions and interviews with famous chefs, restaurateurs, wine and food writers, critics; and the Guys even give stuff away occasionally.